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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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20 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Envy 15, and the Envy 15 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the ZBook 15, or the Probook 470 both from HP.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads, however the ZBook 15 has eight processor threads.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the ZBook 15 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the ZBook 15 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15.

The worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15. The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 250GB to 2TB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The ZBook 15 has one of the bigger flash memory (32 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average flash memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 is 20GB.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 have a full-size keyboard, however the ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Toshiba L55T or the Asus U500VZ.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Toshiba L55T, or the HP ENVY 15 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of this spec and age have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The ZBook 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

The ZBook 15 is fairly heavy (2.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP Envy 15 (2.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Envy 15, and the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa both from HP or the Toshiba L55T is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the ENVY 15 (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the 17 G2 (2.5GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba L55T which is cheaper.

If this many processor core laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15 (12GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The ZBook 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Envy 15, and the Envy 15 both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the HP 17 G2 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ENVY 15, or the Lenovo E555.

If the storage medium of this HP notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Asus U500VZ (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(38)
22 November 2015

There is a lot to like about the HP ZBook 15 G2. It is a solidly constructed, relatively lightweight mobile workstation with very good battery life, and both a decent CPU and NVIDIA's top mobile...

Great battery life, ultrahighresolution screen, rugged construction
Highend processor
Discrete ISVcertified graphics
Numerous ports and a wellmade exterior
Customisable specification
Moderate performance for the price
Bland looks
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Middling screen quality
Irritating ergonomic niggles
12 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

11 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

20 May 2015

It's got great power, decent ergonomics and versatile design, but the HP loses out to its rival thanks to a high price, middling screen quality and its sheer size...

27 March 2015

A sort of one-size-fits-all for the productive professional, the ZBook 15u G2 is an acceptable, if overly expensive addition to a lineup of high-powered portables that promise users a mix of...

Fast enough to handle general work
Design is clean, professional
Rated at militarygrade toughness
Solid performance, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt, fantastic DreamColor display
Good performance
Too expensive for what you get
1080p doesn't impress at this price
Bulky, heavy, and awkward
Lackluster battery life
Expensive
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Pelico
Pelico would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

First B & H Photo; After a lot of research, I found that B & H Photo had the most ZBook 15 G2 models to choose from at the best price. It also helped that I received the laptop as described on the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Jp-the-man
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a lot of computing power and I ended up buying the Zbook. I took it with an upgrade to 32 GB memory. The computer certainly delivers on the computing power side. This PC can crank through... Read more…

Powerful
Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Dr. Fun
Dr. Fun would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

If you are looking for a portable workstation that can take rough treatment, this is it. The heavy, solid feel instills confidence that this unit can take it. Until you turn it on... Mine was... Read more…

Very Expandable
Very Solid Construction
Solidly built
Fast
Powerful
Dead Out Of Box
For Tech Savvy Users Only
Obsolete Preloaded Softwa
Obsolete Preloads
Required Os Reinstall

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